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Scottish Opera – A Little Bit of Pirates


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12 noon


The Crichton Memorial Church Lawns


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The Crichton Trust is delighted to welcome The Scottish Opera’s Pop-up Opera to Dumfries. 

Experience all the drama and wonder of grand opera on a miniature scale, with open-air performances brought to life by a storyteller, two singers, instrumentalists – and a sumptuous set of specially created illustrations.

Immerse yourself in pint-sized versions of The Pirates of Penzance  taking you on an unforgettable journey through the operas’ musical and dramatic highlights – in just 30 minutes  Packed with screwball humour, memorable characters, and of course brilliant tongue-twisting tunes, these mini operas are perfect for audiences of all ages.

A Little Bit of The Pirates of Penzance Gilbert & Sullivan
A young man bound by an overactive sense of duty, a soft-hearted pirate king with a hopeless band of rogues at his side, a beautiful young girl, a very modern major-general and an ineffectual bevy of policemen add a plot hinging on the technicalities of having a birthday on the 29th of February… What could possibly go wrong?

Safety for all audience members, performers and technical staff has been built into all three productions from the very start. Physical distancing and other safety measures will be observed at all times, with no compromise on your protection – or on your spellbinding operatic experience.

Pop-up Opera is supported by Garfield Weston Foundation (Weston Culture Fund)Backstage TrustD’Oyly Carte Opera TrustThe Cross TrustThe Thistle Trust and Scottish Opera’s Education Angels.

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